Wisconsin Science Festival

A four-day statewide celebration with events for all ages.

From food science and viruses to data visualization and climate change, there’s something for everyone at #WiSciFest 2018.

Don’t miss these exciting events!

Big Ideas for Busy People: Contagion!

Get smart, down and dirty with infectious disease experts.

Oct. 11 | 7 p.m.

Science on the Square

#WiSciFest hits downtown with museums, restaurants and more.

Oct. 12 | 6 p.m.

Gastropod Live!

A three-course feast for your eyes and ears.

Oct. 13 | 8 p.m.

What Color Is: Data Stored in Stacks of Color

Take part in a statewide art + data project.

Oct. 11 – 14

Wanted: More Marie Curies and Percy Julians

A panel & breakout sessions will explore why women and people of color are underrepresented in STEM.

Oct. 11 | 2 p.m.

Spooky STEM Lab

Enter the Mad Scientist’s Lab and enjoy spooky science experiments and STEM challenges!

Oct. 13 | 10 a.m.

American Wolf

Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth.

Oct. 13 | 5 p.m.

SC Johnson Campus Tour

An in-depth look at SC Johnson’s inspired architecture, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building and more.

Multiple days and times

Can’t wait for the Wisconsin Science Festival?

Check out these preview events!

Escape the Red Death
Work your way through a series of puzzles and clues in search of the antidote for Red Death. But time is limited and Red Death waits just outside the door! Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death; space is limited and registration is required.
October 5, Noon – 6 p.m.  | October 6, 4 – 10 p.m. | Lodi Public Library

Fiber Arts – Needle Felting
Work with one of the oldest known textile fabrics in this hands-on needle felting program. Over the three weeks, you’ll create both 2-D and 3-D projects that you can keep for yourself or give as a present for an upcoming holiday. Registration $149.
Thursdays, October 4 – 18  | 6 – 8:30 p.m. | Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire

Wisconsin Science Festival Events

During four days each fall, hundreds of venues around Wisconsin participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival, a statewide celebration that connects people with science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Get a glimpse of the Wisconsin Science Festival from these pictures of previous years.

What can you expect?

Dynamic activities for all ages celebrating the exciting science happening across Wisconsin.

Don’t Miss Out!

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